2014 Land Rover LR2 Review: Introduction
The 2014 Land Rover LR2 represents the most affordable way to park the luxury suv brand's white-and-green logo in your driveway. This entry-level role typically splits opinions on a particular model, with one group of premium shoppers delighted at the chance to get behind the wheel of a Land Rover for a relatively affordable price, and another scoffing at the idea that the off-road brand could realistically package its unique blend of comfort and utility at such a low price point.
The Land Rover LR2, however, offers compact SUV fans a sub-$40k people mover that's comfortable, posh, and useful. While not overwhelmingly upscale compared to other Land Rover models, the LR2 still delivers the features and understated styling that many premium buyers are looking for, and it does so while still offering a much higher level of off-road capability than any other European or Japanese sport-utility option - including the BMW X3, the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, and the Acura RDX.